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Adjutant reports to Maine 8th; ice made in harbor and bay; Truitt Shoes sell in 50 states

Jan 08, 2018

Jan. 10, 1851

Reading Room: We have now completed arrangements and opened a reading room sufficiently large in its arrangements, we think, to meet the wants of our mercantile and business men, and reading public. Many of our citizens, who, it seems to us are interested in sustaining something of the kind, are not yet upon our list. We hope they will see fit to give as such support as may cover our expenses for the first year at least. The enterprise, to be sure, is not a great one, but we think it is worth sustaining.

Jan. 10, 1862

Appointment: We learn the Mr. Ed. H. Reynolds, of this city, has received the commission of Adjutant, and is assigned to the Maine 8th, now at Port Royal, where he will report himself. Adjutant R. had much experience in military drill and tactics, any amount of pluck and physical activity and toughness, and will be an excellent officer we do not doubt.

The Gunboat Penobscot: We learn that orders have been received for the towage of the Penobscot to some naval depot, for completion of getting the engines ready for steam. The object is to avoid any danger of the closing of our harbor by ice. She will probably leave on Monday, or perhaps earlier.

Jan. 10, 1884

A Cold Wave: On Sunday morning the thermometer in this city indicated twelve degrees below zero, on Monday thirteen – one reports 15 – and on Tuesday ten below. Much ice made in the harbor and bay, but it will not affect navigation unless we have a protracted cold spell. House plants, water pipes, and coal bins suffered during the cold siege. The weather was uniformly    throughout the State Sunday morning, the mercury ranging from 10 to 30 below, reaching the latter point in Danville Junction.

Jan. 9, 1908

Searsport Locals: Capt. and Mrs. O. W. Clark of the five masted schooner Rebecca Palmer entertained at luncheon Tuesday on board his vessel, Capt. and Mrs. N. F. Gilkey and Mr. and Mrs. John Frame.

Jan. 6, 1921

A large life raft has been delivered at the Eastern Steamship pier in this city which has attracted considerable attention. The raft which is the largest brought to this port has a buoyancy of 4000 pounds, and was formerly in use of the Hamburg-American Line Steamer Cincinnati, which was seized by this country at the out-break of the war. This raft was replaced by another shortly before the big craft went down as a result of a submarine attack on a voyage across.

The weather has been very good for the work at the Radio grounds and things have been progressing very well and the building which is being erected by Contractor F. E. Babcock is fast nearing completion.

Playing at the Colonial Theater: Lionel Barrymore in The Copperhead. This is a Super-Special Paramount Artcraft Picture brought to you at a great expense and I feel that you will not object to the slight increase in prices. — W. J. Clifford

Jan. 8, 1942

At a meeting of Bundles for Britain and Bundles for Bluejackets, held at the new headquarters rooms on Phoenix Row, Friday afternoon, reports were received from the dance given Dec. 29 in the Belfast Opera House, which showed receipts of $106.75, after bills were paid. Large bundles were packed with clothing to be shipped to headquarters of Bundles for Britain in New York, after the meeting.

At the Colonial Theatre: Bob Hope and Paulette Goddard top all the fun they gave you in The Ghost Breakers, in their newest comedy, Nothing But the Truth.

Jan. 10, 1963

Truitt Bros. Shoes Sold in Fifty States: Shoes made by Truitt Bros. Inc., which will officially open a new manufacturing plant on Perkins Road, Belfast, next Monday, are available in all 50 states. Executive Vice-President V. J. Klyne states that Tru-Flex and Tru-Bilt shoes are sold by thousands of individual retailers, chain stores and mail-order houses throughout the United States. Tru-Flex brand is a men’s dress shoe while Tru-Bilt shoes are used for work and utility wear. He added that both brands are equally popular with young men and boys.

Jan. 12, 1978

Gale Winds, Rain and Flood Tides Batter County Coastline: Estimates of damage to Waldo County coastal communities from Monday's near hurricane were climbing toward the million dollar mark Wednesday as officials from stormed-ravaged towns phoned in their figures to the Civil Emergency Preparedness Office. Long-time residents are terming the storm the worst in at least 20 years and some say even full-fledged hurricanes which hit Waldo County in the past didn't do the damage caused by Monday's high winds and flooding high tide.


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